Dental emergencies have a habit of arising at the most inconvenient times, and often when a regular dentist’s office is closed, or there are no appointments available. Thankfully, EQ dental offers emergency dental treatments for those of us in urgent need of attention.
There are various types of emergency dental treatment possible. At EQ Dental, we work hard to get your out of your pain. We also have an in-house lab, so unlike most dental offices, we are able to permanently fix most dental problems when you come in for your emergency care appointment.
Some of the most common services provided as part of emergency dental treatment include the following:
Replacing a knocked-out tooth
A knocked-out tooth is a common result of a blunt force trauma to the face. This trauma can occur for many reasons, from a fall to contact with an airbag in a road traffic accident. When a perfectly healthy tooth is suddenly knocked out, it may be possible to replace it provided you can find it, and you preserve it correctly. When you pick it up, be careful to avoid touching the root. Keep it moist by placing it into a glass of milk or water and seek emergency dental assistance immediately. If you do not have a container to put the tooth in, try and pop it back into the space it came out of if you can but make sure you place it the right way.
A knocked-out tooth is very different from a tooth that has fallen out due to dental decay. In this instance, it is improbable that the tooth will be able to be replaced. Instead, you will almost certainly be advised what your options are regarding a long-term tooth replacement solution such as a bridge or dental implant.
Most modern dental restorations are incredibly durable and will last a reasonably long time before they need to be replaced. However, they aren’t completely infallible, and it is not unheard of for a filling to come out, a bridge to break or a crown to crack. If a dental restoration breaks it can cause a patient to experience pain as well as difficulty using their mouth, and often, emergency dental treatment is needed. Most emergency dental services can offer a temporary fix of a crown or bridge until a new, custom-designed device can be created and fitted. In the case of cavity fillings, it may be possible to replace this entirely during an emergency dental visit.
A broken tooth
Our teeth are relatively resilient. However, if you bite on something particularly hard or experience trauma to the face, you may find that you will suffer a broken tooth. A broken tooth will be extremely painful, and may bleed. It may be possible to save your natural tooth by placing a dental crown over the top. Your emergency dentist will also be able to give you stronger pain relief to help alleviate your discomfort.
Dental pain or a toothache is one of the worst types of pain that you can experience, and if you suddenly develop dental pain, you may find that you can’t obtain sufficient relief from over-the-counter medications. Many people recognize that a toothache is so severe that it prevents them from eating and even drinking, never mind going to work or carrying out their usual daily activities. There is almost certainly a reason behind your pain, such as a root canal infection or impacted tooth. EQ Dental may be able to determine this and recommend the right treatment while also giving you suitable medication to ease your discomfort.
Do not feel worried during a dental crisis. EQ Dental offers emergency dental services for all of your emergency dental care needs. Contact us at (817) 741-4567 for more information today.